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Public Art Robert Sullivan

The shore of New York Harbor is a map of the city’s history, marked, until recently, by disinvestment and decay, the industrial and nautical ruins of the city’s past. In a time of renewed interest in the waterfront, public art that depends in one way or another on the shoreline tends to be  [...]

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Issue 25



Winter 2017


​Robert Sullivan’s books include Rats: Observations on the History and Habitat of the City’s Most Unwanted Inhabitants (Bloomsbury), Meadowlands (Scribner, The Thoreau You Don’t Know (Harper), and most recently My American Revolution (Farrar, Straus and Giroux).

He teaches a science seminar at Hunter College and writing at the Bread Loaf School of English.


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